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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Game of combs: DIY guide to hairstyles from GoT

Nirmika Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 12, 2014
First Published: 14:54 IST(12/7/2014) | Last Updated: 16:54 IST(13/7/2014)

The plot of the hugely popular show Game Of Thrones might be unbelievably fantastical but the hairstyles flaunted by the ladies on the show are definitely not.

If you’ve always wondered how to get those next-to-perfect braids sported by Khaleesi or the adorable twisted buns that sit atop Sansa’s pretty head, here’s your DIY guide.

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1 Sansa Stark’s twisted twin buns
Step 1: Part hair from the centre. Take a section of hair just off the crown of your head and start braiding.
Step 2: Twirl the braid to form a bun. Secure with bobby pins. Repeat on the other side.
Step 3: Take a section of hair just above your ear and twist it. Secure it around the bun. Repeat on the other side.
Step 4: Using a tail comb, take a section of hair just below the buns and make a long plait.


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2 Daenerys Targaryen’s double braids
Since this hairstyle looks great on hair with highlights, we used a coloured extension to add the extra drama.
Step 1: Part hair from the centre. Take a section of hair just off the centre partition and start braiding (use inward braiding as opposed to the conventional outward one).
Step 2: Repeat on the other side. Twirl the two braids and secure with an elastic band.
Step 3: Take another section below the first one and just above your ear, and start braiding. Repeat on the other side. Twirl the two plaits, as well as the single one from the previous step, and secure them with an elastic band.
Step 4: If your hair is straight, use tongs with a wide diameter to create beachy waves.

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3 Sansa Stark’s twisted braids
Step 1: Prepare your hair, brushing it thoroughly. Then, part it from the centre.
Step 2: Take three small sections from one side, and as you start braiding, take the succeeding sections from within the hair.
Step 3: Finish up at the crown of your hair and make a braid.
Step 4: Repeat on the other side. Twist the two plaits, and secure them with an elastic band.
Step 5: Finish the look by applying hair spray.


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